Opinion
This is my English
by The LaSallian
Opinion // February 28, 2012

Last month, I attended a fellowship of campus journalists in Bacolod City and I had the opportunity to meet two people who unintentionally reawakened my empathy for the Filipino language and other local dialects. The two people challenged me to a point that I was compelled to speak on behalf of the participants who are…


Editorial: Straightening out
by The LaSallian
Editorial // January 25, 2012

On Jan. 16, Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona will be tried by the Senate, under the prosecution of the House of Representatives. He will be tried on account of eight charges, of which the more crucial include mainly betrayal of the public trust through his failure to disclose his statement of assets, liabilities and…


Simply remember
by Stephanie Braganza
Opinion //

The Internet does not fail to surprise me every time I go online. One minute I could be searching for Katy Perry’s latest music video, and the next second I could be watching a random video from China. That is exactly what happened to me when I came across the famous video of a two-year…


Bayan
by Juan Batalla
Opinion //

There are three very interesting lists posted on DLSU’s help desk that grabbed my attention. These would be the lists of three types of scholars for ID 112: the would-be Star Scholars, Vaugirard Scholars and Gokongwei Grantees. There are compelling reasons why many of the scholars on these lists will not go to DLSU, and…


Every peso counts
by Patrick Ong
Opinion //

Typhoon Sendong almost took Christmas away from many of our Filipino brothers and sisters from the south. Displacement, starvation and disease outbreak followed the floods that killed more than a thousand Filipinos. The disaster, however, did not go under the sight of many Filipinos who were busy enjoying their Christmas hams and gifts, and secured…


Editorial: Miles from conviction
by The LaSallian
Editorial // January 8, 2012

On the night of Nov. 15, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) and her entourage were preparing to leave the country to seek medical treatment for her hypoparathyroidism and bone mineral disorder in four countries—Singapore, Germany, Spain and Italy. After persistent efforts to catch the last flight out to Singapore, PGMA was left with no…


DLSU, Inc.
by Patrick Ong
Opinion //

It really does not matter, what kind of accent one will use to say this; it just does not sound right, and for a good and legitimate reason. Over the past decades, corporations have taken over the world. They have controlled governments, like in South America, they have dictated the way the world should be…


A crisis of spirit
by Juan Batalla
Opinion //

It is not realistic to assume that every single Filipino has read the 1987 Constitution, even if everyone is, under jurisprudence, presumed aware of the law, and the law is our government’s interpretation of the Constitution. Ergo, ignorantia juris non excusat. For us living in a constitutional republic, this should actually be liberating. Rather than…


Reason to fear
by The LaSallian
Opinion //

Have you ever been to the Starbucks at Hacienda Luisita, San Miguel, Tarlac? No, neither have I, but according to its Facebook page, a little less than 800 people have stated being there at some point in their lives. I for one do not see why any sudden influx of people would come rushing to…


Editorial: Occupying what?
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 29, 2011

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is trying to occupy the world. The movement wants to address an unfair global economy, and how the one percent of the world’s population, the rich, is shaping and writing the rules of the global economy.  Hence the popular slogan, “We are the 99 percent.” According to the website occupywallst.org, the…